Holy Halidom, Here’s This Week’s Quiz
Read more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Holy $#!%: Where Did The Symbolic Swear Come From?
Why is @#$%&! naughty? When the force of a swear word is too extreme (but some form of cuss must be used) symbolic stand-ins have long been used for lewdness. Suffice it to say, any emotional keyboard-striker can blurt out something that people perceive as a sub for swears. Whether it’s to diminish the force of swear, to get around censorship rules, or maybe just because symbols are @#$%ing cool …
Origin of Holy Trinity
before 1050; Middle English
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019